It’s All About the Ships and the Schedule: US Freedom of Navigation Operations in the South China Sea

Photo Credit: BangBreachClear.com By: Annie Kowalewski, Columnist On October 21st, the United States conducted its fourth freedom of navigation operation (FONOP) in the South China Sea (SCS). The USS Decatur conducted the transit within “the vicinity of the Paracel Islands to uphold the rights and freedoms of all States under international law, as reflected in … Continue reading It’s All About the Ships and the Schedule: US Freedom of Navigation Operations in the South China Sea

China and Russia’s Angry Response to THAAD: Why and What It Means for the United States

Photo Credit: Alwaght.com By: Annie Kowalewski, Columnist On July 7th, 2016, the United States and South Korea announced their decision to deploy a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system on the peninsula in response to North Korea’s continued nuclear tests and development of ballistic missile technology. The next day, China and Russia … Continue reading China and Russia’s Angry Response to THAAD: Why and What It Means for the United States